A critical analysis of the statutory framework on maintenance of non-muslim children and young persons in Malaysia / Sridevi Thambapillay

Sridevi , Thambapillay (2017) A critical analysis of the statutory framework on maintenance of non-muslim children and young persons in Malaysia / Sridevi Thambapillay. PhD thesis, Universiti of Malaya.

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    Abstract

    A family unit is the basic unit in a society. The collapse of a family unit will ultimately lead to the collapse of the society. In a family unit comprising of a man, his wife and child, the child is the most vulnerable person, as he has to depend on his parents for his survival. The parents have a responsibility towards the child, one of which is to maintain the child. The parents have a legal as well as a moral duty to maintain their child. Breach of the moral duty will not attract any penalties whereas breach of a legal duty would. In Malaysia, there are two systems of maintenance laws:- one for the Muslims and one for the non-Muslims. This thesis, as the title states, examines the non-Muslim maintenance laws. There are about five maintenance laws, which are in force currently for the non-Muslims.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Additional Information: Thesis (PhD)- Faculty of Law, Universiti of Malaya, 2017.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Family unit; Statutory framework; Maintenance laws; Muslim; Non-Muslim; Malaysia
    Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Law
    Depositing User: Mr Mohd Zaki
    Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 10:37
    Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 10:37
    URI: http://studentsrepo.um.edu.my/id/eprint/7780

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